The Dzire is an expensive buy with the top end models touching the Rs 7 lakh barrier. But compared to the Indica-derived sedan, it is a superior product. The Dzire has replaced the Esteem and how! The diesel version which uses the engine blue-printed from Fiat can outperform the Tata product too. The strength of the Tata Indigo is its price tag and the Indigo CS version is extreme value for money. To Tata Motors’ credit, the sedan is roomy and the Marina (estate) variant is very popular with taxi operators. The problem is that the Dzire feels leagues ahead when it comes to refinement levels. Buy the Indigo only if you cannot increase your budget – or better still wait for the Vista-based car that will be a better overall bet and that too, with the Quadrajet diesel engine. Our choice? Dzire.